Photo Gallery: District Dog Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

Celebrating Halloween requires artistic expression, even in those not so inclined the other 364 days of the year. Sometimes, pets join in, despite having no idea what’s going on.

This Halloween, District Dog, a spa and boutique in Greenpoint catering to canines, put on its Second Annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, along with co-sponsors Unleash Brooklyn, a luxury pet boarding house and The Honest Kitchen, a brand of gourmet food made from “human grade” dehydrated meat. Dog Habitat, a rescue shelter, was also there, offering $20 microchipping services.

The contest’s judges were two august individuals, Miss Heather, from, and from Albany, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, North Brooklyn’s 50th District representative since 1972. “There were some very difficult decisions,” Mr. Lentol said, admitting that law making Upstate is “much easier” than determining which Shih Tzu is the cutest. In the pictures after the jump, we let you decide.

Peety, the L train